As young as she may look, Laura Jean Anderson is filled with the spirit of wisdom, amassed through years of traveling, busking, hitchhiking, touring and old-time religion–just the kind of learning a prolific songwriter would need.
New music videos from Righteous Girl Laura Jean Anderson, EP drops March 4
Thousands of people around the world hang on to her every word whether she is talking to them from the back seat of a cab or from the hair salon chair; jumping off rocks into a river in Portland, Jamaica or hanging out in an airplane cockpit at the airport just before take-off – everything she does is up-close-and-personal – and a valuable service to women around the world.
Warner Bros. gives us a long-anticipated first glimpse of DC Comics superhero Wonder Woman in action on Dare to Defy, a special on The CW on Tuesday, hosted by actor-director and comic book writer Kevin Smith.
“People come up to me all the time and ask me: What are the girls like on The Social?” says the indelible eight-time Juno recipient and serial co-host Jann Arden, most notable for her ability to grab hold of our hearts in bittersweet lamentations of universal love, or about loosing your way and occasionally finding it again, in songs like Sleepless, Could I Be Your Girl, Good Mother, Insensitive, I Would Die For You, and Will You Remember Me. She answers her own question: “They are terrible.” The audience bursts into laughter because they are familiar with her other gift, her deprecating sense of humour.
Touching anyone’s soul is hard, much-less the soul of the complex actor-turned-artist Shia LaBeouf and members of his art collective. You can try though. I have a phone number for you, where they’re standing by waiting for your call, or you can drop by if you’re in the neighbourhood to touch their souls in person.
A professional musician without swagger is like a guitarist who can’t play the first bar of Sweet Home Alabama. There are not many of them around. Self-confidence plays a significant role in success but there are plenty of examples of musicians who are drunk on swagger. Read the confessions of a music industry veteran and how overconfidence almost cost him the job.
How did Orin Isaacs get to DJ for the Pan Am Games, Toronto’s biggest party of the summer? Did he scope out an ad in DJ Times, respond to a LinkedIn job posting or did he cozy up to an insider like Kanye West or Serena Ryder to be invited in?
Core gets up-close and personal with Peter Chin about his current show Woven, and how he came to be a sought-after choreographer with hardly any formal dance training, in a series of video interviews with Cherryl Bird.